A cargo train derailed in East Balitmore County, causing a huge explosion that could be heard across the city, CBS News affiliate WJZ reports.
The derailment occurred just after 2 p.m. in Rosedale, just northeast of Baltimore City, and sent a large tower of smoke into the sky that could be seen from miles away.
Police and fire crews are responding to the area after receiving numerous calls to 911. It is not yet known if there are any injuries.
Preliminary reports: Several buildings collapsed at site of train derailment. PIO en route.^EA— BACO Public Safety (@BACOPoliceFire) May 28, 2013